NWCA's Press Release is shown below, with some edits.
Kacie Albert – ELSM
Manheim, PA – In an effort to assist Beat the Streets New York City in furthering its mission, The Hershey Company, in partnership with the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA), donated 30 laptops to the non-profit on Thursday, Sept. 12.
Beat the Streets Wrestling is a non-profit organization located in New York City whose goal is to help youth in underserved communities reach their full human and athletic potential through participating in the sport of amateur wrestling.
Beat the Streets Executive Director Jim Fallis announces the hiring of MarcAntoni Macias as the new full-time Boys Wrestling Coach for Beat the Streets Wrestling in New York. With the girls head coach position recently filled by Jacquelyn Davis, “We are at the starting line and ready to go,” states Fallis.
MarcAntoni wrestled collegiately for Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY, graduating in 2008 with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Coaching. He joins us now from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he spent two years as the Second Assistant Coach working with the lightweights, before finishing his Masters of Education in Counseling & College Student Affairs.
Beat the Streets sent two teams to the Waterway Duals in Oxford, PA this past weekend. The Blue squad finished with a 2-2 record while the Red team went 0-4.
Ken Bigley, Director of Program Development said, "Developmentally it was a great event for the Beat The Streets student-athletes. Each individual wrestler had several very competitive matches and each kid has a good idea of the areas where they need to work. We saw some kids that have been training hard all summer really turn a corner and take a big step up. Most exciting for the coaching staff was seeing those kids who would not have won matches at this tournament last year walking off the mat with their hands raised because of the time they put in this summer."
Beat the Streets Executive Director Jim Fallis is pleased to announce the hiring of Jacquelyn Davis as the first full-time Girls Head Coach for Beat the Streets Wrestling in New York.
Since the inclusion of Women's Wrestling in the 2004 Olympics, we have seen huge growth in female wrestling from the international level down through the college level to high school, junior high, and even elementary school. Jacque is a product of the movement and brings a wealth of experience and skills to the position.
"I want to commend our Director of Programming, Ken Bigley, and the search committee for a job well done," said Fallis.
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Athletes and members of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) -- including BTS Board Member Noel Thompson (left top) -- celebrate after the International Olympic Committee announced that wrestling won the bid to fill the final sports slot left vacant for the 2020 Olympic Games, during the IOC's 125th Session, in Buenos Aires, September 8, 2013. / FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Our Olympic decision viewing party was covered by CBS national news last night. The article is great, and you can see the video here (Adobe Flash required):
Olympic wrestling has been saved.
In a stunning turn of events, wrestling was added back to the Olympic program seven short months from the decision to drop the sport. Wrestling beat out squash and a combined bid from baseball/softball to win the multi-stage elimination vote.
BTS Director of Program Devleopment Ken Bigley has released the rosters for the two BTS teams that will travel to the Waterway Duals in Oxford, PA this weekend.
The BTS Blue Team will be led by NY State Champion Adis Radoncic of Poly Prep (Adis won the state title last year competing for Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy) and also features NYC Champions Saidyokub Kahramonov (New Utrecht), Konstantin Parfiryev (James Madison), and Nathanael Rose (Eagle Academy). Kahramonov and Parfiryev each placed in New York State last year. Additionally, Lenny Merkin, a New York State Prep Champ from Poly Prep, and Danny Amancio, a Mayors Cup Champion from Martin Luther King, will compete for BTS Blue.
BTS Red will be led by Eagle Academy's Nigel Williams, a returning PSAL and Mayors Cup Champion, and Thomas McLoughlin of Martin Luther, who won the NY Private School State Championship last year.
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To view the full roster for BTS and other competing teams click here.